Midlands League Action

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There was just the one rearranged league fixture played in the Sheldon and District Winter League this week a division two game between The Trident Spears and Lyndon Old Boys with the former getting the 6-3 result. The win puts the Spears fourth in the division with twelve points, six short of leaders Brian’s Flights with a game in hand.  

In addition to the league fixture there was also one rearranged Sheldon Shield preliminary round game between bottom of division two Castle Bromwich WMC and Maggies from division one which resulted in a 5-2 win for Maggies.

Full Results: Rearranged Fixture: Division Two:- The Trident Spears 6 Lyndon Old Boys 3 (Dave Sheridan 180,9 darts game), Rearranged Fixture:Sheldon Shield:Preliminary Round:- Castle Bromwich WMC 2 Maggies 5.


There were wins for the top three teams in the Harborne and District League but Northfield Town, who were fourth lost 5-4 at home to Smethwick Cricket Club and drop to fifth while Smethwick hold on to their third place with thirty points. Leaders Bugle Horn had an impressive 9-0 win over next to bottom of the table The Mill, second in the league Northfield Conservative Club who won 8-1 at Bourneville, although four points behind Bugle Horn do have a game in hand. Copper Fox ‘R’ replace Northfield Town in fourth place after they won their home game with Weoley Castle WMC 6-3, with 28 points they are eight off the top.

Full Results:Game 19:- Cock Inn 6 (L.Fox 2×100,2×140, Joe Fox 3×100,140, A.Vaughan 2×100, K.Vaughan 100) Quinton RBL 3 (D.McConomy 100,110,140, A.Mills 115,119f,121,125,140), Avenue Social 1 (P.Gilliland 100, T.Williams 2×100,116) Copper Fox ‘M’ 8 (D.Kent 2×100,125, J.Downer 133,140, K.Jukes 100, J.Loughran 2×100, A.Harvey 4×100,140,14 darts game, G.Dews 2×100), The Mill 0 (J.Goulding 114,120, K.Pearsall 100, N.Davis 125) Bugle Horn 9 (D.Nicholls 100,2×140, M.Poolton 2×100,133,180, J.Hykin 100,140, P.Sitshebo 140, A.Poolton 100,108, D.Marsh 100,123,140, T.Walton 100Ff), Northfield Town 4 (M.Hopkins 2×100,140, A.Busby 4×100, S.Busby 2×100, R.Needham 100,140) Smethwick Cricket Club 5 (M.Collins 140, P.Brookes 100, T.Brennan 125,2×140, F.Johnson 2×100,121,125,140, V.Gould 4×110,140, C.Devenport 100, T.Brennan 119f), Bourneville 1 (A.Bailles 100, M.Ferriday 100, G.Bailles 100, D.Murray 100,140, M.Hanley 100) Northfield Conservative Club 8 (S.Jones 2×100, A.Sutton 121,140, T.Garfield 100,125,140,180,13 darts game,  D.Hill 2×100,135,140, S.Cartwright 2×100,125,2×140, T.Shipley 100,135, D.Hill 180), Copper Fox ‘R’ 6 (E.Simpson 3×100,121, M.Hamilton 103f, T.Hamilton 140, R.Mann 2×100,121,140, N.Porter 100,121,140) Weoley Castle WMC 3 (M.Bolton 100,135,180, S.Joyce 100,122, S.Pasetti 2×140, P.Coombs 100, G.Pagett 125).


Cotterills Lane EBAHA Club lost not only their home fixture with league leaders Erdington Nomads 6-1 but also their third place in the Camp Hill League and drop one place to fourth on ten points from eight games, four points short of the leaders and from one game more. Clumsy Swan kept within two points of the Nomads beating Tyseley Bears 5-2 and taking over in third place is Tyseley WMC who were the week’s biggest winners handing out a 7-0 whitewash to their visitors Moseley Arms.

Full Results: Week 8:- Cotterills Lane EBAHA Club 1 Erdington Nomads 6, Sheldon Marlborough Flights 6 Sedgemere Devils 1, Tyseley WMC 7 Moseley Arms 0, Clumsy Swan 5 Tyseley Bears 2, Peaky Blinder had a bye.


With seventh in the Stourbridge and District Monday Night League Bird in Hand having a bye in game seventeen the six teams above them all won. Cross (Oldswinford) hold on to their two points lead at the top of the table winning 5-2 at Rose and Crown ‘A’ while second and third placed Old Liberal Club and Netherton Conservative Club in turn handed out 7-0 defeats to Britannia and Glasscutters. With 26 points the Conservative Club are above The Princess on average only after they won 4-3 at Mount Pleasant, the win keeping them two ahead of  fifth placed Ten Arches who were 6-1 winners at Gate Hangs Well. Making up the top six is Bell who had a 5-2 home win over Church Tavern.

Full Results:Game 17:- Britannia 0 Old Liberal Club 7, Netherton Conservative Club 7 Glasscutters 0, Crestwood 6 Fox Inn (Lye) 1, Gate Hangs Well 1 Ten Arches 6 (L.Marson 160b), Mount Pleasant 3 The Princess 4, Rose and Crown ‘A’ 2 Cross (Oldswinford) 5 (J.Jackson 7 darts game), Bell 5 Church Tavern 2, Old Cat Inn 1 Rose and Crown ‘B’ 6, Raven 3 Seven Stars 4, Bird in Hand had a bye.


Two local derbies in the Netherton Thursday Night League which saw both ‘A’ teams win. League leaders Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ beat their ‘B’ side 6-3 to stay four points ahead of second in the table Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘A’ who won 9-0 against their ‘B’ side. Third and fourth in the league Townsend Social Club and Bulls Head are both six points off the top on eighteen points, Townsend lost ground going down 6-3 at The Clock while Bulls Head won 5-4 at home against Spring Meadow.

Full Results:Game 14:- Bulls Head 5 Spring Meadow 4, Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘B’ 3 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club ‘A’ 6, The Clock 6 Townsend Social Club 3, Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘A’ 9 Netherton Sports and Social Club ‘B’ 0.


Newcomers to the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League Allens ‘A’ are certainly making their mark in the league following up their opening  5-2 win over their ‘B’ team with a 7-0 success at Sow and Pigs to keep them top of the table. After only two fixtures just three other teams from the starting line-up of eleven are able to boast a 100% win record and fourth placed Cottage Spring who had a bye this week have only played one fixture. Second in the table Horseley Tavern were 5-2 winners at Tamebridge while third in the league Ivy Bush won 4-3 Vine ‘B’.

Full Results:Game 2:- Vine ‘B’ 3 Ivy Bush 4, Allens ‘B’ 4 Vine ‘A’ 3, Sow and Pigs 0 Allens ‘A’ 7, Waggon and Horses 5 Albion 2, Tamebridge 2 (A.Fitzgerald 152b) Horseley Tavern 5, Cottage Spring had a bye.


Week five of the John Walters Cup and Trophy in the Sedgley and Gornal Tuesday Night League and Gornal Labour Club continue to lead the Cup division with a 7-2 win at Jolly Crispin. Five Ways kept within two points of the Labour Club winning 5-4 at White Horse.

In the Trophy Red Cow stay top of the table with a 6-3 home win over second placed Pensnett Liberal Club and open up a two points lead over their opponents.

Full Results:Week 5:John Walters Cup:- Jolly Crispin 2 Gornal Labour Club 7, Old Bulls Head 7 New Inn 2, White Horse 4 Five Ways 5, John Walters Trophy:- Meadow Lark 4 Griffin 5, Red Cow 6 Pensnett Liberal Club 3, The Cabin 3 Chainyard 6.


Sixteen teams kicked off the new season in the Rowley Monday Night League and after completing just the first three fixtures only two teams remain unbeaten. Bell are in pole position extending their average lead over second in the table White Swan with an 8-1 win at Wonder while White Swan had a closer 5-4 result at home against Rowley Labour Club. After the leading pair there are eight teams all on four points, two short of the leading duo.

Full Results:Week 3:- Romsley Cricket Club 4 Waterfall 5, Whiteheath Tavern 4 Windmills End 5, Wonder 1 Bell 8 (P.Bishop 10 darts game), Huntingtree 3 Spring Meadow 6, Tividale FC 6 Loyal Lodge 3, Gate Hangs Well 5 Clock (Whiteheath) 4, White Swan 5 (M.Tedstone 160f) Rowley Labour 4, Plough and Harrow 6 Rowley Bar and Grill 3.


Week two of the West Midlands Men’s Super League and Dog and Partridge with a 5-0 win at Kings Head ‘B’ top the table with fourteen points, two more than second and third in the table Kings Head ‘A’ and Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’, the top three teams the only ones to remain undefeated. Kings Head ‘A’ had a close 3-2 win at Bridgtown Social while Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ beat their ‘A’ side 4-1.

Full Results:Week 2:- Bridgtown Social 2 Kings Head ‘A’ 3 (Neil Pointon 4 Mark Maiden 1, Kevin Bambrick 1 Chris Stanley 4, Mark Craddock 0 Matthew Dennant 4, Ian Jones 4 Richard Platt 1, Mick Baker 1 Owen Maiden 4), Gilbert’s Bar ‘C’ 4 Three Crowns 1 (Alex Simmons 4 Tom Steadman 0, Neville Quinton 2 Roger Ward 4, Adam Teasdale 4 Jon Williams 2, Keith Hollowood 4 Riley Ward 1, Doug Cotton 4 Emmett Leonard 3), Kings Head ‘B’ 0 Dog and Partridge 5 (Martin East 0 Dean Simmons-Fullwood 4, Stewart Pryce 2 Sam Guest 4, Sean Jennings 1 Wayne Jones 4, Kevin Taylor 2 Gavin Baker 4, Craig Capewell 3 Darren Williams 4), ECC 4 Staffordshires Knot 1 (Jack Aldridge 4 Luke Wildman 0, Ryan Locker 4 Mark Rollinson 3, Jay Woodhouse 4 Ian Stanton 2, Karl Hughes 4 Paul Price 0, Luke Griffiths 1 Jamie Hughes 4), Gilbert’s Bar ‘B’ 4 Gilbert’s Bar ‘A’ 1 (Dan Nicholls 4 Reece Cook-Lucas 2, Martin Price 4 Jon Blackmore 1, Ryan O’Connor 4 Simon Mountford 2, Phil Clark 1 Paul Harrison 4, Ben Johnson 4 Jon Simms 1), Corpus Christi 2 Chase Social 3 (Mark Watkiss 4 Kieron O’Mahoney 0, Kieron O’Driscoll 1 Adam Johnson 4, Pat Garner 1 George Coulter 4, Andrew Jarvis 4 Roger Harris 2, Dave Lucas 2 Sean Craig 4).


The Stourbridge and District Wednesday Night League played off the semi-finals of their League Cup in which sixth in the league Stourbridge FC beat second placed Bird in Hand ‘E’ 4-3, in the other last four game there was a similar 4-3 win for Bell against Ashwood.

Full Results:League Cup:Semi-Finals:- Stourbridge FC 4 Bird in Hand ‘E’ 3, Ashwood 3 Bell 4.


Allens ‘A’ have taken their unbeaten run in the Black Country Men’s Super League to twenty-eight games with a 4-1 home win over Gilbert’s Bar who slip down one place in the table to seventh. With no result for second placed Railway Tavern they remain in the number two spot but are now a huge twenty-seven points behind the leaders. Yeltz Bar ‘A’ also drop one place in the league to fourth after they lost 3-2 at Allens Bar ‘C’ with local rivals Yeltz Bar replacing them in the number three spot, they have two more points than their ‘A’ side after their 3-2 win at Bell, Kingswinford ‘B’.

Full Results:Game 30:- Whiteheath Tavern 4 Horse and Jockey ‘A’ 1, Allens Bar ‘A’ 4 Gilbert’s Bar 1, Allens Bar ‘C’ 3 Yeltz Bar ‘A’ 2, Halesowen Cricket Club 3 Bell, Kingswinford ‘B’ 2, Yeltz Bar 3 The Maverick 2, Bell, Kingswinford ‘A’ 3 The Ashwood 2, Allens Bar ‘B’ 4 Rowley Bar and Grill 0.


The Black Country Thursday Night Singles League have started their new campaign and the early pacesetter is Gareth Johnston who on the opening night won his first game against Danny Knight 8-0 and then added a 6-2 success over Grace Angell to put him on eighteen points one more than second placed Rich Bowen who had a 7-1 win over Dennis Bull and followed up with a 6-2 win against Danny Knight.

Full Results:Week 1:- Shane Price 4 Shane Passey 4, Nick Fullwell 6 Dennis Bull 2, Danny Bridgwood 6 Sarah Jane Parker 2, Gareth Johnston 8 Danny Knight 0, Rich Bowen 7 Dennis Bull 1, Grave Angell 7 Alex Mason 1, Nick Fullwell 6 Shane Price 2, Shane Passey 5 Lewis Handley 3, Gareth Johnston 6 Grace Angell 2, Rich Bowen 6 Danny Knight 2, Nick Whitehouse 5 Sarah Jane Parker 3.


Nick Fullwell, leader of the Ashwood Premier League played no fewer than four games in week nine beginning with a 5-2 win over Cayden Smith then winning 7-0 against Jon Underhill. He then won 6-1 against Ben Watts and rounded off his evening with a second 7-0 win, this time against Chris Fox. The four wins have taken Fullwell’s points tally to 134 from 21 games giving him a lead of thirty over second placed John Green who has only played eighteen games the latest of which saw him win 5-2 against Jack Pritchard but then lose 4-3 to Andy Vellender.

Full Results:Week 9:- Nick Fullwell 5 Cayden Smith 2, Craig Lowin 4 Mitch Pickett 3, Andy Vellender 4 Matt Davies 3, Chris Eacock 6 Jake Robinson 1, Chris Fox 7 Paul Pollard 0, John Green 5 Jack Pritchard 2, Gavin Smith 5 Josh Pickett 2, Nick Fullwell 7 Jon Underhill 0, Alan Bate 5 Dave Simpson 2, Chris Williams 6 Mark Jones 1, Nick Fullwell 7 Neil Murphy 0, Josh Pickett 5 Jake Robinson 2, Cayden Smith 5 Kevin Harris 2, Wozza Pritchard 4 Ban Watts 3, Jayden Harper 6 Paul Pollard 1, Tom Stockton 6 Shane Passey 1, Martyn Harper 5 Rob Pierce 2, Neil Murphy 4 Jack Pritchard 3, Chris Williams 6 Matt Davies 1, Nick Fullwell 6 Ben Watts 1, Jon Underhill 4 Carl Hipkiss 3, Dave Simpson 6 Wozza Pritchard 1, Gavin Smith 4 Tom Stockton 3, Alan Bate 5 Mitch Pickett 2, Andy Vellender 4 John Green 3, Chris Williams 5 Jayden Harper 2, Cayden Smith 5 Tom Stockton 2, Nick Fullwell 7 Chris Fox 0, Rob Pierce 7 Paul Pollard 0, Kevin Harris 5 Chris Eacock 2, Craig Lowin 5 Carl Hipkiss 2, Mark Jones 6 Ben Watts 1, Martyn Harper 4 Shane Passey 3.


Simon Pritchard has lost his number one spot in division one of the Gilbert’s Bar Monday Night Singles League after he went down 5-3 to Steve Lynch. Pritchard drops to third place three points behind new leader Ben Johnson and one short of second placed Scott Baker. Johnson on the night had 6-2 wins over Reece Cook Lucas and Ben Hollowood while Baker beat Paul Price 7-1.

In division two Tony Singh didn’t play and as a result drops from the top spot to second behind Clark Cook who beat Nathan Jones 6-2 to take him up to 35 points from five games with Singh now having a game in hand and just two points behind Cook.

Despite suffering a 6-2 defeat to Gemma Barrett Jenkins Michele Pritchard continues to lead division three with 43 points from six games, Alan Melling is only six points behind Michele with two games in hand after he made it four straight wins when he won 7-1 against Sara Emma Jones.

Full Results:Week 5:- Ian Stanton 5 Martin Angell 3, Phil Clarke 4 Ben Hollowood 4, Scott Baker 7 Paul Price 1, Reece Cook Lucas 2 Ben Johnson 6, Steve Lynch 5 Simon Pritchard 3, Jon Blakemore 5 John Simms 3, Ben Johnson 6 Ben Hollowood 2, John Simms 6 Jamie Webb 2, Jon Williams 2 Keith Hollowood 6, Baljinder Gill 5 Allan Davies 3, Nathan Jones 2 Clark Cook 6, Jason lloyd 3 Chris Hill 5, Malcolm Pugh 1 Neville Quinton 7, Colin Wood 7 J.J.Rowley 1, Jason Hough 7 J.J.Rowley 1, Sandra Beardsmore 1 Robert Harris 7, Thomas Hollowood 7 Alex Bryant 1, Sara Emma Jones 1 Alan Melling 7, Gemma Barrett Jenkins 6 Michele Pritchard 2, Jacqui Simmons 5 Joe Bartolo 3, Andy Poole 2 Eddie Gripton 6, Helen Sims 3 Eddie Gripton 5.


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